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Tom McGrann - Inducted 1999

Watertown High School. Minnesota. The 6-foot-8 McGrann led Watertown to its first state basketball title in 1959, scoring a tourney-record 32 points in the finals against Lead, a record that stood for 30 years. He was named to the Senior Scholastic magazine national high school All-America team and was chosen to play in a Midwest all-star game in Hutchinson, Kan. He was the ESD scoring leader as a junior and senior, averaging just over 22 points a game as a senior. The Arrows were state runners-up his junior year. Was recruited by more than 100 major colleges. At Minnesota, he was a three-year starter for Coach John Kundla as the Gophers went 32-39 overall and finished fourth, seventh and fourth in the Big Ten. As a sophomore, McGrann led the Gophers in scoring (14.2), rebounding (8.3) and field-goal shooting (.467) and set his career high with 22 rebounds against Michigan State. As a junior, he averaged 13.0 points and 6.3 rebounds and shot 44.8 percent from the field. That season he scored a career-high 37 points in a 105-104 overtime loss at Indiana in which he scored all 11 of the Gophers’ points in the overtime. As a senior, he averaged 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds and shot 44.3 percent. He is a member of the Watertown and S.D. High School Basketball halls of fame.


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